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Nkemdiche named to Lombardi list

Ole Miss sophomore Robert Nkemdiche has been named to the Lomboardi Award watch list. Nkemdiche will be beginning his first full season at defensive tackle after moving over from end late last season. The list includes 123 players from 76

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Five Ole Miss players who need a big off-season

QB Bo Wallace: He will meet with specialist Tom House on May 17 for advice on how to strengthen his shoulder. This is the last go-round for Wallace. He’s made big plays and won big games, but he’s had enough

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Moving Ahead

Five sub-plots to the off-season for Ole Miss football … Denzel Nkemdiche suspension: It’s been an interesting two years on the field for the older Nkemdiche. His career actually extends back to Houston Nutt, but Nkemdiche was redshirted as a

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Nkemdiche looks back, looks ahead

Robert Nkemdiche thought he could have played better as a freshman, but he’s excited about where he is for his sophomore season. As the nation’s No. 1 high school recruit Nkemdiche said he felt the bulls-eye on his back right

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Robert Nkemdiche looks back, looks ahead

Robert Nkemdiche thought he could have played better as a freshman, but he’s excited about where he is for his sophomore season. As the nation’s No. 1 high school recruit Nkemdiche said he felt the bulls-eye on his back right

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Rebels and the pass rush

It was last August, when there was a big question concern CJ Johnson’s ability to come back from a spring-time broken leg, that Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack called Johnson his best player. Later in the season Hugh Freeze

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Bjork expresses concern for football off-season, confidence in future

When Ole Miss football brothers Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche were named in a $2 million civil lawsuit in February, athletics director Ross Bjork and Rebels coach Hugh Freeze were quick to support them. The suit was filed on Feb. 14

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After Signing Day: Running backs

Position with the Rebels after signing day … This was an interesting group in 2013 to say the least. There was production from four different players at various times, but no single back leaped up and said “I’m the man.”

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Nkemdiches’ attorney comments on lawsuit

I spoke with Ashland attorney Steve Farese a few minutes ago. He’s representing the Nkemdiches. Some highlights here … Farese calls it a “classic case of misidentification.” Farese believes the lawsuit is vulnerable in that one person, Ford Everett, friend

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After Signing Day: Defensive tackles

A position by position look at the Rebels after signing day … Like many positions on defense, for defensive tackle it’s about depth and not an immediate need for big roles from the newcomers. Ole Miss returns its top six

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The Class of 2014

With Signing Day just hours away it’s a different feel at Ole Miss this year. Last year Hugh Freeze’s class was generated national attention with five star guys like Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil. This year the highest-rated

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Taking a look at Robert Nkemdiche

I have a column in

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Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning … My former Daily Journal co-worker is Gregg Ellis is rounding up Mississippi State athletes for interviews these days. He’s been doing that for the last, oh, five to seven years I reckon.

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